About Us

St. Michael’s is a small grade 1 Listed Building in a rural area of Huntingdonshire to the west of the Peterborough. The church lies in the village of Chesterton and is approached along a gravel path from the Oundle Road, which runs through the village. Although it has some 12th century parts, it is mainly a 13 th /14 th century church with some alterations, particularly to the windows and the chancel, in the 18 th century. There is a fine monument to members of the Beville family, who were Lords of the manor until the death of the third Robert Beville in 1640. There is also a monument to John Dryden, who was a cousin to the Poet Laureate of the same name. Externally, St. Michael’s has a broached spire, typical of those found in the adjoining county of Northamptonshire, which is visible from the A1 as you travel north. The Parish Boundaries straddle the A1 and run down to the river and include the Roman town of Durobrivae.

St. Michael's church  meets weekly to celebrate the faith of it's fellowship using the traditional 1662 Book of Common Prayer.

A warm welcome is always extended to visitors and there is a great care for one another exhibited by all the members.

You are very welcome to join us at any of our services or events.

The church is, of necessity, kept locked and is alarmed and so it is best to make arrangements if you wish to look inside.

St.Michael's is one of a group of three churches which includes St. Andrew's, Alwalton and Christchurch, Orton Goldhay.

We hold special services together such as Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Ascension Day. These are held in one or other of the churches.

We are also members of C.T.O. (churches together in the Ortons). We share Lent lunches and a walk of Witness during Lent